-- Khalil Gibran, from the opening paragraph of Monica Abood's book Rose Water and Orange Blossoms
“And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:
Your seeds shall live in my body,
And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
And your fragrance shall be my breath,
And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.”
Quite lovely, n'est-ce pas?